Arthritis

Arthritis Treatment in Ayurveda

Arthritis – Inflammation of one or more joints,cusing pain and stiffness.


Different types of arthritis exits and for that, there are different Arthritis Treatment in Ayurveda, each with different causes including wear and tear, infections and underlying diseases and Most Common types of arthritis are Rheumatoid arthritis,Osteo arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis in which all the major and minor joints are involved associated with pain and stiffness.
  • Women are 2-3 times more prone than men.
  • It is an autoimmune disorder.

Symptoms:

  • Small joints of fingers,toes,hands and wrist are inflamed.
  • Morning stiffness more than 30 minutes or much longer is seen with mild fever.
  • Stiffness or restricted range of movement and painful joints.
  • Swelling is present.
  • Rheumatoid nodules are seen in posterior aspect of elbow and in sacral region .

Investigation:

  • Low Hb.
  • High ESR.
  • RA may or may not be positive.

Ayurveda Perspective:

  • RA comes under vata rakta spectrum of ayurveda
  • it is called khuddam because joints are involved and vata balasam because vata is very strong in this disease.
  • vata has got the quality of ruksa and cala guna.
  • Rakta has got the quality of sara and tiksna guna.
  • Ruksa produce degeneration tiksna and vidahi produce inflammation.
  • it's like the combination of fire and wind in the forest and the patient gets vatarakta.